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Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003

Section 10: Compensation

24.This section allows for compensation payments to be made by the court out of central funds where it is satisfied that:

  • a person has suffered financial loss as a result of a closure notice being issued or a closure order having effect;

  • the person had no connection with the use of the premises subject to the notice or order for the supply, use or production of Class A drugs (such use having been associated with the occurrence of disorder or serious nuisance to the public);

  • if he is the owner or occupier, that he took reasonable steps to prevent that use; and

  • it is appropriate in all the circumstances to compensate the person for that loss.

Subsection (3) deals with the time within which an application for compensation must be made.

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